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The breach wave has created a crisis of trust

September 03, 2019 -- Since 2013, attackers have exposed 14 billion records that are often used for account takeover or new-account fraud. Additionally, creative fraudsters can leverage legitimate account information to generate fake or synthetic accounts that blend in with legitimate users.[quote]"Consumers have a role to play to fight fraudulent activity in their account. This involves good account hygiene (e.g., to use a different password for every website or application) and insurance against identity theft."[/quote] For the complete article, go

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The Evolving Business E-Mail Scams

August 08, 2019 -- About 35,000 executives from some of the world’s biggest banks and mortgage companies never imagined themselves as being on a cyber hit list, until they were. Cybercriminals with hopes of tricking executives into money transfers embarked on a very professional business e-mail compromise (BEC) scam discovered by security researchers at Agari. If normal phishers are hoping to hook an ordinary fish with their scams, business e-mail compromise scammers are looking for whales with access to significant

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Bot fraudsters give human ones a run for their money

June 17, 2019 -- With artificial intelligence added into the mix, bots are now able to mimic humans with greater accuracy, and make it look like someone is actually interacting with a form on a web page, creating a greater fraud risk. The cybercrime economy is estimated to reap $1.5 trillion in profits a year, according to a Bromium/Ponemon study. Those profits are in part achieved by bots and botnets, the automated workers of the internet.Here's what Robert Capps had

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Holiday Shopping: Linking to Gifts or The Trapdoor for Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 -- Santa Claus may not be the only one coming to town this holiday season. As cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of of online shopping systems, here's what you can do to stay cyber safe.With the holiday season right around the corner, both merchants and consumers need to make sure they're prepared for a new wave of cyber attacks. Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, in his latest article explores how cybercriminals are using malicious URLs in

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Biometric Update: Hackers Beware: Passive Biometrics is Turning the Tables on Cybercrime

October 17, 2018 -- Say goodbye to passwords. Passive biometrics and behavioural analytics are changing the way users are verified online.  This Halloween, monsters aren't the only ones out to get you.Robert Capps, VP at NuData, in his latest article talks about the inadequacy of passwords in authentication and how they no longer create a barrier against fraud due to their weakness. No matter how creative we think they are.However, with the rise of cutting-edge technologies like passive biometrics and behavioral

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